Alex Zelinsky

Alex Zelinsky

Alex Zelinsky

Birth : (1960-03-05)5 March 1960(age 60) Wollongong, New South Wales

Personal Information

Name Alex Zelinsky
Birth (1960-03-05)5 March 1960(age 60) Wollongong, New South Wales
Birth Place (age 60) Wollongong, New South Wales
Nationality Australian
Alma Mater University of Wollongong
Fields Mobile robotics
Institution University of Newcastle Defence Science and Technology Group CSIRO Australian National University University of Wollongong)
Thesis Environment exploration and path planning algorithms for mobile robot navigation using sonar(1991)

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Events Occured in Scienctist Life

1960

Alexander ‘Alex’ Zelinsky, (born 5 March 1960) is an Australian computer scientist, systems engineer and roboticist.

2018

Prof Zelinsky is Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Newcastle joining the university in November 2018.

1978

While studying at the University of Wollongong(UoW), Prof Zelinsky started his career in 1978 as a cadet systems engineer at The Broken Hill Proprietary Company Limited (BHP).

1984

In 1984 he joined UoW's academic staff where he taught computer science while completing a PhD in robotics.

1996

He was appointed Professor of Systems Engineering at the Australian National University in 1996, holding that position until 2004.

2000

In 2000 as CEO, he co-founded, and was a non-executive director of, Seeing Machines Limited, a company listed on the London Stock Exchange (2000–2014).

2004

He has also been a Senior Executive at CSIRO (2004–2012), where he served as Director of the ICT Centre (2004–2009), and Group Executive of Information Sciences (2007–2012).Prof Zelinsky was Chief Defence Scientist and head of the Defence Science and Technology Group from March 2012 until November 2018.

2018

On 20 June 2018, Prof Zelinsky was announced as the next Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Newcastle following the retirement of Caroline McMillen.

2018

He assumed the role 19 November 2018.

2010

Prof Zelinsky has a Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences (Honours), a Doctor of Philosophy, and in 2010 was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science, all from the University of Wollongong.

2003

In 2003, 2004, and 2005, the World Economic Forum selected him as a Technology Pioneer in recognition of his commercialisation of technology with Seeing Machines.

2005

In May 2005 he was awarded the ATSE's Clunies-Ross Award "for successful innovation involving the application of science and technology for the benefit of Australia".

2008

Since 2008 he has been named as one of Australia's 100 most influential engineers.

2011

In 2011 he led the CSIRO team named as a Global Supplier of the Year by Boeing.

2012

In 2012 he was named as an Innovation Hero by The Warren Centre for Advanced Engineering.

2013

In 2013 he was awarded the Trevor Pearcey Medal by the Pearcey Foundation for "distinguished lifetime achievement and contribution to the development and growth of the ICT professions, research and industry in Australia".

2015

In 2015 he was awarded the M A Sargent Medal by Engineers Australia for outstanding professional contributions to engineering.


Honors

  • the Australian Academy of Science (FAA);
  • the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (FIEEE);
  • the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (FTSE);
  • the Institute of Engineers Australia (Hon FIEAust); and
  • the Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD).
  • In 2003, 2004, and 2005, the World Economic Forum selected him as a Technology Pioneer in recognition of his commercialisation of technology with Seeing Machines.
  • In May 2005 he was awarded the ATSE's Clunies-Ross Award "for successful innovation involving the application of science and technology for the benefit of Australia".
  • Since 2008 he has been named as one of Australia's 100 most influential engineers.
  • In 2011 he led the CSIRO team named as a Global Supplier of the Year by Boeing.
  • In 2012 he was named as an Innovation Hero by The Warren Centre for Advanced Engineering.
  • In 2013 he was awarded the Trevor Pearcey Medal by the Pearcey Foundation for "distinguished lifetime achievement and contribution to the development and growth of the ICT professions, research and industry in Australia".
  • In 2015 he was awarded the M A Sargent Medal by Engineers Australia for outstanding professional contributions to engineering.
  • In 2017 he was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in the 2017 Queen's birthday honours. Dr Zelinsky was recognised "for distinguished service to defence science and technology, to systems engineering, and to education as an academic and researcher".
  • In 2019 he was inducted by the Royal Institution of Australia as an Honorary Bragg Member